Posts Tagged ‘Encyclopedia’

Wikipedia’s New Love Button Will Let You Send Kittens or Beer to Others

Published by pratyushkp on June 25th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Wikipedia is now an undeniably good source of information on almost any topic. In order to continue improving, the community-edited site needs a continuous flow of volunteer editors willing to put time and energy into making new edits. And studies show that people are more willing to do that if they have been shown support by other people on the site.

Wikipedia’s getting pretty well-filled out, so compliments are getting harder to come by and criticism is more available than ever. In order to step up the love, Wikipedia announced tonight that it has begun experimenting with and plans on pushing site-wide on Wednesday a new feature: the WikiLove Button.

The New Online Encyclopedia with a Non-profit Motive

Published by pratyushkp on December 16th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

Ecured is the unique name of the new version of an online encyclopedia launched in Cuba. When a user clicks the online site,, the words that the site uses to describe itself are “Ecured is the accumulation and development of knowledge with a non-profit, pro-democracy aim from a decolonizing point of view.”

This site which is similar to the famous site Wikipedia, already has about 20000 entries. Interestingly the site encourages editorial changes from everybody who comes to the site, although restrictions exist on about 2,000 controversial articles.

According to sources, Users approved by Ecured administrators will be able to update entries, and the site will be available to all Internet users in Cuba, an estimated 1.6 million out of a population of 11.2 million.

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